Thyroid Radiofrequency Ablation RFA of Thyroid Nodules 101:

Thyroid Radiofrequency Ablation RFA of Thyroid Nodules 101:

Thyroid Radiofrequency Ablation RFA of Thyroid Nodules 101:
Radiofrequency ablation for treatment of benign thyroid nodules.
Comments on this article by Dr.Guttler
If you have a benign thyroid nodule consider traveling to Korea or Italy for RFA instead of thyroid surgery in the USA. RFA is pending FDA approval but is not ready for patient treatment as of 2017.
DR.JH Baek at Asan Medical center in Seoul Korea
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DR.Roberto Valcavi in Italy
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A evaluation and referral center Santa Monica Thyroid Center can get you treated overseas with a quick 2 day visit to have the RFA. If it is a cystic nodules ethanol ablation is also offered at the center by Dr.Guttler and staff.
Call Matt at 310-393-8860 or email thyroid.manager@protonmail.com for details.
Radiofrequency ablation for treatment of benign thyroid nodules.
Fen Chen, et al
Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Aug; 95(34): e4659.
Benign Non-toxic thyroid nodules
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AFTN or Toxic nodules
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1.Thyroid nodules (TNs) usually appearing in the general population have the potential possibility of malignant transformation and common problems of jugular oppression such as dyspnea and hoarseness.

2. Meta-analysis of data from 1090 patients with 1406 benign TNs in 20 articles.

3. Nodule volume, they were significantly decreased at 1, 3, 6, 12, and the last follow-up months, when comparing post-RFA with the initial nodule volume.

4. The volume also notably declined by cold and hot nodules.

5. Largest diameter, symptom score, cosmetic score, thyrotropin, triiodothyronine, free thyroxine level, and vascularity, the pooled data indicated that there was a decrease in largest diameter, symptom score, cosmetic score, triiodothyronine level, and vascular scale, an unchanged free thyroxine, and an increased thyrotropin level after RFA.

6. In summary, by pooling of these studies we recommended that RFA indeed has the advantages in improving outcomes and providing better prognosis for patients with benign TNs.

7. The pooled meta-analysis of included studies demonstrated significant differences in nodule volume, largest diameter, symptom score, cosmetic score, TSH, T3, fT4, and vascularity before and after RFA for patients with benign TNs.

8. RFA has the advantages of improving outcomes and providing better prognosis for patients with benign TNs.

2 Comments
  • Susie Drapeau October 21, 2017 3:37 pm

    Hello, How much cost a traitment? And where are locate? Thank you

    • Dr Guttler October 22, 2017 8:13 pm

      Santa Monica California.
      Referred to Italy or Korea after $2500 evaluation fee.

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